Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, Luxembourg City

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The Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial is located in Hamm, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. The cemetery can be found 2.5 kilometers southwest of Findel Airport. It is administered by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Under a U.S.-Luxembourg treaty signed in 1951 the U.S. government was granted free use in perpetuity of the land covered by the cemetery, without taxation.The cemetery, which is in extent contains the remains of 5,076 American service members. On 22 occasions two brothers rest side-by-side in adjacent graves. Most of the interred died during the Battle of the Bulge which was fought nearby in winter 1944/1945. The 5,076 headstones are set in 9 plots of fine grass, lettered A to I. Separating the plots are two malls radiating from the memorial and two transverse paths. Two flagpoles overlook the graves area. Situated between the two flagpoles lies the grave of General George S. Patton.Not far from the cemetery entrance stands the white stone chapel, set on a wide circular platform surrounded by woods. It is embellished with sculpture in bronze and stone, a stained-glass window with the insignia of the five major U.S. commands that operated in the region, and a mosaic ceiling.German fallen from the same battle are buried in the Sandweiler German war cemetery, about 1.5 kilometres away. The design of the tombstones are dark stone crosses compared to white tombstones of the American cemetery.
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  • all cemeteries at serious. this one is filled with american boys who died on foreign soil. the graves are filled with men who were barely men. 18-22. pristine, beautiful grounds. i’ve been 5 times.  more »
  • An historical place to see a great leader burried with his mens in a beautiful memorial to the American effort in WW II.  more »
  • This is a must see, in order to remind us of the many young men who gave their lives for our liberty!  more »
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  • This is by far the greatest thing you can see in Luxembourg. You simply cannot come to this city without stopping to take in the scene of over 5,000 headstones of the men and women buried here. It gives you a sense of the scope of fighting that took place in the area. Definitely follow this trip up with a stop at Bastogne
  • Amazing history and respect here. A must see to pay our respect for those who fought for our freedom. Beautiful site with a ton of history to learn. Don’t miss it.
  • Do not miss this powerful memorial! It is the nicest thing we saw in all of Europe on a recent trip.
  • My son Chris mentioned that we could go over to the Luxembourg American Cemetery since it was only about 50 miles away from Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. It was a good warm day in October with a blue sky and no clouds perfect. This is were General George S. Patton is interned and is at the front of the formation of crosses as he was as a commander. There are large stone walls that have the map of Europe and the units and progression of the allied movement. There is also a wall with the names of Americans in unknown graves. This is a place of reflection and walk among the perfectly aligned tombstones. We signed our names in the guest book and the director of the cemetery happen to be passing by when I had a short talk with about the gold markers on the wall with the names of the Americans. I asked if those are ones that they got identified and his response was "yes".
  • I visited as part of a tour and was very impressed with well maintained the cemetery is. The US government shows a high degree of respect for their soldiers. I was told that families had the choice of whether to have their fallen family members buried at home or in a foreign cemetery. The Luxembourg provides the land to the US as long as they maintain it and the US has committed to families that they will maintain the foreign cemeteries in perpetuity.
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